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personality. she's hoping that someday soon she'll have the family that she's been dreaming of. meet sierra. hi, sierra. >> hi, barbara. >> it's so good to see you. >> you, too. >> do you know where we're going? the museum. i know you want to be a lawyer. do you ever think you might want to be a spy? >> cool. i like gadgets. >> inside, we met spy museum director peter ernest. >> hi. >> how are you? it's good to meet you. >> once a spy himself during his 38-year career with the cia, peter ernest offered us a tour and a firsthand view of what it's like to be under cover. >> when people talk about i have a cover, that's when i pretend to be somebody else. >> sierra was fascinated, especially when given her own cover, a new identity as a spy. >> here's what i want you to try and remember, okay? >> yes. >> what's your name? >> jane myers. >> and you're what? how old are you? >> 13. >> how old are you really? >> 12. >> in real life, sierra has had to make some changes. five years ago, at is 7 years old, she became a foster child. >> she came to the system due to instability in her home. >> she sa
under the control of ruthless war lords and lawless leaders. nowhere is the toll as great as sierra leone. those seeking justice may have found an unlikely witness in mia farrow. not that naomi campbell wants the talk about it brian ross has our report. >> they're hearing evidence about one of the bloodiest massacres in recent time. now the involvement of two celebrities has put a bright light on some serious allegations. in the film "blood diamond" an enormous uncut diamond is at the certainty of the plot. >> that diamond could be priceless. we split it. you get your family. >> reporter: the fill system a ficti fictional version of a real life tragedy. it left thousands dead or maims in sierra leone. >> if i were not here. >> reporter: behind it all, say prosecutors, was this man, charles taylor. once the president of liberia. accused of using the blood diamonds to ferment the violence. >> they made possible the continuation of the conflict but they profited charles taylor. >> reporter: now on trial in the hague for crimes against humanity -- >> i am not guilty. never happened. nev
will have the family she's been dreaming of. barbara harrison takes us to meet sierra. >> hi. >> hi, barbara. >> so good to see you. >> you too. >> do you know where we're going? the international art museum. i know you want to be a lawyer. did you ever think you might want to be a spy? >> cool, i like gadgets. >> inside we met spy museum director peter ernest. >> it's good to meet you. >> once a spy himself during his 38-year career with the cia, peter offered us a tour and a firsthand view of what it's like to be under cover. >> and when people talk about i have a cover, that's when i pretend to be somebody else. >> sierra was fascinated especially when given her own cover, a new identity as a spy. >> here's what i want you to try and remember, okay? >> yes. >> what's your fame? >> jane myers. >> and you're what? >> a female. >> okay. all right. and how old are you? >> 13. >> how old are you really. >> 12. >> in real life, she era has had to make changes. five years ago at 7 years old, she became a foster child. >> she came to the system due to instability in her people. >> she says sierra
of california. 2 feet of snow in the sierras and a foot in the rockies. heavy rain in the dakotas, minnesota and withes with and some isolated thunderstorms across texas and south florida. >> miami, new orleans and dallas all hover around 80 degrees today. 60s for new york and baltimore. it's going to be warmer than normal in parts of the miest, hitting the 70s in omaha, kansas city. wet and in the 50s from seattle to sacramento. >>> ahead on "america this morning," international outrage after an american mother sends her adopted son back to russia alone. now, it could prevent other ericans from adoption. >>> and a frantic rescue as rising floodwaters carry a w >>> it c >>> it could be a big week on wall street. first quarter corpate earnings reports begin to come out today with google, intel and jpmorgan chase among them. it could spur the stock market to i seventh week of gains. the dow briefly touched the 11,000 mark on friday for the first time in a year and a half. and that high water mark could boost retail confidence. >> people pay attention to these big round numbers and that has the
in the executive director of the sierra club. good to have you with us tonight. i want you to talk about the decision the president made. did it catch the sierra club and environmentalists off guard or did you think he was going to go in this direction? >> we thought it might be coming, ed. we were paying attention in the state of the union speech, where he talked about the perceived need to open up more areas for oil drilling. it doesn't mean we weren't surprised and certainly doesn't mean we weren't disappointed. >> does this mean you would maybe take your support away from the president? i mean, how big of an issue is this for your environmental group? there's nothing bigger than drilling for oil, is there? >> it's a huge issue. let me put it into context. sierra club supports president obama. we think that by and large, he's doing and outstanding job. we have some disagreements but we think he's doing a good job. to be clear, yesterday's news was a huge disappointment. we simply don't need to be sacrificing our beaches, our coastal economies, the tourism industry, marine life for wha
? >> 12. >> in real life, sierra has had to make changes. five years ago at 7 years old she became a foster child. >> she came to the system due to instability in her home. >> reporter: she says sierra is a bright youngster who adapts well to new situation. >> sierra is very friendly, very inquisitive and outgoing. >> reporter: sierra says spying looks interesting but really wants to be lawyer some day. >> i want to be a lawyer. and because lawyers like to speak and i like the speak. >> reporter: right now she wants a permanent loving family. tell me about the kind of family you would like to have if you were going to be adopted. >> have a fun family. loving. >> reporter: family you are looking for is a family that will build upon the strength and to encourage her and motivate her. and -- with a -- she will flourish and be very successful. >> reporter: in the bag, among other things are the t-shirts with a message. deny everything. no secret, sierra would like to share everything with a family. barbara harrison, news4 for "wednesday's child." >> if you have room in your home and he
country of sierra leone. >> if i were not here -- >> reporter: and behind it all, say prosecutors, was this man. charles taylor. once the president of liberia. accused of using the blood diamonds to foment the violence. >> the diamonds made possible the continuation of the conflict. they also profoundly profited charles tailor. >> reporter: now on trial in the hague for crimes against humanity -- >> most definitely i'm not guilty. >> reporter: taylor has angrily denied any wrongdoing or knowledge of blood diamonds. >> never happened. never. >> reporter: but in a bizarre twist, prosecutors have alleged that the fashion model naomi campbell can directly tie taylor to the blood diamonds based on what one of campbell's famous friends has told them. >> you don't forget when a girlfriend tells you that she was given a huge diamond in the middle of the night. >> reporter: in her first interview on the subject, actress mia farrow told abc news that campbell revealed to her she had been sent a diamond by taylor. it was 1997 in south africa. pharaoh and some of her children and campbell wer
genera fuerte actividad de precipitaciones, vientos hasta granizo podemos ver nieve sobre la sierra y la montaña de nevado, tenemos este sistema que durante las próximos hora se mueve. por aquí actividad de lluvias hacia el norte del país, tal parece que el calendario es distinto para cada parte de estados unidos, hacia el noreste la primavera pero no es el caso en el noreste vientos en ráfaga en el sur de la florida panorama para mañana fuertes vientos por un ante ciclón, también sobre dallas y también reportan sobre san francisco, otro frente se aproxima hacia el noreste tenemos el mismo sistema en el noroeste del país hacia el sur durante las próxima 36 horas lo que sí esta toro men tae ta mena hacia el norte, esto será para el fin de semana, o afortunadomente para ustedes en el sureste condiciones estables. y condiciones más frescas desde chicago, nosotros aquí na con 65°, es todo en el tiempo continuamos con más de primer impacto. bueno, hay padres que apelan a las nalgada para disciplinar a sus hijos sin saber que esto puede ser contraproducente, un estudio conduci
than progress in the sierra, miguel tejada, a very pleasant return -- judged more on results and progress of the season. the birds would lead. -- more on results than progress this season. the first error of the year for an oriole. not. jose bautista, of course. what can go wrong, will. a two-run home run. and then, your next batter. alex gonzalez. av millwood. the orioles' lead another one get away -- off millwood. the orioles let another one get away. >> those are the ones to try to forget. i feel ok about it, you know? i feel it was better than the first one. if i can keep improving, then i think i will be ok. >> it was definitely tough for the ball club. we hopefully believe that we will get some rest. >> next up, against the race tomorrow. but capitals, they are on the top -- next up, against the raise -- rays tomorrow. the capitals, they are on top. alex ovechkin. first period, good things happen when you do that. his 40th goal of the year, 1-0, washington. interesting. jason, out-of-control a little bit, into the goalie. the penalty though. third period, the capitals i
, and it said. -- -- sierra leone and nigeria. we are very proud of the developments we have a maid there. [applause] our armed forces continue to perform heroically in afghanistan. we have recently seen a huge change in the local economy due in part to british troops. europe is standing up for its own interests, but has recognized us as a valuable partner. gordon brown acted naturally during the financial crisis because he understands it. who gets the future? this is not a matter of age. it is a matter of comprehension. this is a very important moment in which to exercise the understanding of world leaders. since i have been spending so much time abroad but i can tell you one thing above all else. our world is interdependent. it is changing. power is moving east. all of this is happening fast, faster than you can imagine. the challenge for britain today is not a 20th-century one. our politics cannot afford 20th- century political attitudes. if we are to go forth with energy, drive, compassion, and determination, and above all understanding, then we cannot have a closed mind pyrrhic close
live with more on the issues, the director of the virginia chapter of the sierra club glenn bessa. thank you for being with us tod. >> my pleasure, allison. >> and let's talk about the sierra club. the oldest and largest environmental group, some 15,000 members here in virginia. what was the reaction to the president's announcement to begin looking at these waters off of virginia and maryland, virginia we'll stick with? >> sure. the sierra club is a national organization and this impacts more than virginia and we were very disappointed to open up the coast. in the first 18 months he's address climate change and automobile efficiency and after he declared the waters open for drilling and he took action for our energy security and that was mandating more efficient automobiles. >> and of course this is the -- the proponents say ts will lessen our dependency on foreign oil and gas and what is your reaction to that? >> that is not true. we use more than 20% of the world's oil. so even if we were to exploit all of the services of oil, it would have no impact on the price and special non
above the l.a. county mountains. that's about an additional 6 to 12 inches today. sierras, above 7,000 feet. 20 inches of snow a possibility. yeah, winter weather still out there for california. and windy for the rockies as well. we'll talk about that coming up in a bit. so who has the worst weather in the country today? yeah, it's monday. might as well add insult to injury. it's going to be san francisco. 58 degrees today. rain/storms, 25-mile-per-hour winds. the poor viz. a better look at that coming up in just a bit. san francisco, good morning. worst weather in the country today. >> good morning to you. you're the worst. >> there you go. >> bob, thank you. >>> there is new fallout over the u.s. family who sent their adopted boy back to russia on a plane all by himself. and it could have consequences for other families who are trying to adopt. >>> 38 minutes past the hour. we're talking about that tennessee family that sent their adopted 7-year-old boy alone back to russia. his grandmother says he is violent. correspondent richard lui is covering this. richard, kind of makes you
sierra leone. he's charged with using big, uncut diamonds to fund the murders. how do the names of naomi campbell and mia far roe enter the story? >> they say he has the blood of us tos of people on his hands. he is accused of orchestrating a campaign of terror using what came to be known in movies and the press as blood diamonds, large, uncut gems worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. >> the diamonds made possible the continuation of the conflict, but they also pro foundly profited charles taylor. >> reporter: now on trial in the hague for crimes against humanity, taylor has angrily denied any knowledge of blood diamonds. >> most definitely i'm not guilty. >> reporter: but in a bizarre twist, prosecutors say they can directly tie taylor to the blood diamonds through the fashion model naomi campbell, based on what one of campbell's faps friends tells them. >> you don't forget when a girlfriend tells you she was given a huge diamond in the middle of the night. >> reporter: actress mia farrow says it happened in 1997 in south africa, following an evening at the home of nelson mandela, at
will see police on the scene there. back to you. >>> you picked a good week to stop drinking. every sierra mist you get out of the vending machine or a slurpee at 7-eleven, you will pay more if the city council votes on a new tax. linda? >> reporter: emotions are bubbling because it affects almost everyone who lives or cops to the city. later this morning, city council will vote on whether to add a 4 cent tax on soda, beer and wine. it's part of the mayor's plan to eliminate the massive budget deficit. if you don't live in baltimore, the tax could affect you. in fact, it's designed to affect you. if you eat out, go to a game, work in the city and grab a soda for lunch. the tax is expected to raise $11.5 million a year. the mayor says that money will prevent cuts to police, fire, and rec centers. it's facing tough opposition from businesses and american beverage association. >> maryland, we pay so much taxes here. people are without jobs, and it's hard to live now. any more taxes just hurts more. >> reporter: not all beverages are included in the tax. 2 liter bots of soda are exempt. so is
in sierra leon. >>> it is the most exciting time of year for college basketball fans and next year more madness, more teams and more tv. details coming up in the press box sports report. . >>> we have breaking news to tell you about out of anne arundel county. there has been a police involved shooting in glen burnie t happened at the corner of alberton road and starwood drive. details are still coming in. we know that one person was shot by police. no word on his condition or what led to the shooting. but we are told the officer involved was not hurt. make sure you turn in to good morning maryland beginning at 5 a.m. for the latest on this police involved shooting. . >>> this is kevin heights with the press box sports report. the orioles continued their losing weighs in seattle falling to the mariners 4-1 to drop to 2-14. they play boston tomorrow to kick off 12 straight games against the red sox and yankees. >>> tejada will be back in the lineup friday after missing four straight games because after groin train. >>> the capitals look to close out the canadiens they have a 3-1 series le
will fall over the california sierra mountains. >>> here's another look at this morning's top stories. they're still assessing the damage on both sides of the u.s./mexico border after a powerful earthquake killed at least two and injured about 100 sunday. >>> and in china, they're calling it a rescue miracle. more than 100 coal miners trapped in a flooded mine for more than a week have made it out alive. >>> tonight is the biggest game of the year in college basketball. the ncaa championship. it's a classic match-up, the giants of duke university facing the little guys from butler university. tony d'agata reports. >> reporter: it's tempting to call butler a cinderella team. especially since the bulldog's home is indiana. a state where basketball is a religion and a chance at a title is the highest sacrament. >> he tore off his snuggie. >> reporter: but make no mistake, butler is a very good basketball team. confident as it prepares to face legendary duke. >> this is what makes college basketball great, five guys can beat five guys. >> reporter: but the contrast is stark. duke is a three tim
the nation. lots of wind and rain in the west today. up to a foot of snow in the northern rockies and sierras. the strongest winds pushing from southern california into the plains today. breezy with thunderstorms into the dakotas. blustery from new york to new england, with snow in the mountains of maine, new hampshire and vermont. >> 63 in baltimore. upper 60s and 70s from fargo to kansas city. mostly 50s in the northwest. albuquerque will hit 79. and phoenix, 91. >>> still ahead, did someone try to poison president bush? it is just one revelation from laura bush's new book. >>> then, the fury over arizona's controversial new immigration law. more cities say they won't do business with the grand canyon state. >>> three days until may. but winter >>> well, stocks are sliding overseas this morning, amid growing concern about the european debt crisis. investors are worried, once again, that problems in greece and portugal could threaten the global economic recovery, after both their credit ratings were cut tuesday. >>> the dow suffered its worst day in nearly three months, with the benchmark do
property from the elements. in california, the sierra nevada mountains have gotten a heavy dose of snow. front loaders were called in to clear the roads. we are told the lousy weather is moving out and content -- is moving out and conditions are improving. >>> it is summertime all of a sudden. spring is coming back. we will bat -- we will be back to spring weather on friday for the weekend. it is not unheard of to get this part of temperatures in early spring, but it was more intense than we expected. one more really hot day and things settle down. live reports around the area. if you lived in mclean, 81 is your current temperature after an afternoon high of 82. it is 77 in leesburg. in waldorf, 77 after a high of 90. 78 in that germantown after a high of 89. at this time, we should be 50 or 52. these numbers are way beyond that -- way beyond what our daytime high should be. 93 dulles was a record. we hit 90 at reagan national but it did not tie or break the record. the record is 92 degrees, set back in 1942. the pollen count was up there again. no surprise. warm weher and high ratings
obtener mejores salarios. mas en despierta america.xxppúú@ un conflicto por la pro pie dado de una sierra en ecuador ha provocado conflictos en una comunidad donde reinaba la paz, veamos... cientos de moradores de la comunidad en la provincia estáning enfrascada en una disputa por varias hectáreas de tierra al punto de agredirse unos a otros sin importar que muchos de ellos tienen lazos familiares. había un caso muy paren particu decían que la hija había maltratado a la madre porque esta banco divididas por estos grupos, no había contemplaciones entre los golpes entre jóvenes, mujeres, adultos, piedras, palos tierra todo era valido para demostrar que tienen la razón. . >>> en el transcurso de los último meses las agresiones han subido de tono ni la presencia policial ha logrado aplacar los ánimos de una comunidad donde hasta los niños son parte de este lamentable hecho. >>> tienen que colaborar con thos otros porque si no, qué vamos a hacer aquí vamos a matar nos. >>> y lo más lamentable es ver como los niños ven este panorama, como eran testigos de los que sus familiares s
empataron 2-2, ethiopian lion goleo 3-0 a real gualache, sierra veterans 2-1 sobre america united y real sociedad supero 3-2 al w.a.c. esta noche a las once tendre mas sobre el futbol local. ademas tendremos copa libertadores de america y mas. hasta aqui los deportes, buenas tardes. zlaías que se encuentran cuando alguien las pierde.
for california's kern county. thousands lost power there yesterday. california's sierra nevada mountains could get a foot of snow today. >> interstates 5, 10, 15, 25, 70 and 94 could all be affected. rain in the mid-atlantic could impact traffic on i-95. >> if you are flying today, the weather could delay flights in san francisco, los angeles, salt lake city, las vegas, phoenix, denver, kansas city and washington, d.c. >>> now, to a developing story from the gulf of alaska. one member of a fishing boat crew is dead, after his boat sank overnight. three other crew members are back on land, but suffered hypothermia. the coast guard got word that the boat was sinking yesterday afternoon. a helicopter arrived and plucked them from the water. >>> it's unclear exactly when sarah palin will testify in the trial of a former college student accused of hacking into her e-mail account. 22-year-old david kernell, is accused of four felonies of breaking into an account that palin used for alaska state business. it all took place as palin was john mccain's running mate. >> early on in the case, there was di
. in the sierra mountains, be prepared for any weather pattern mother nature serves up. >>> abetter picture around here. live outside, warm, sunny, it feels like spring. you can see the cherry blossoms down there. and the tourists are taking it all in. sue palka is mixing it up throwing in elbows and getting the best views possible. how does it look. >> i sharpened my elbows before i came down. everybody is great. i got to tell you, i've never seen it so crowded. passover, easter a lot of people in town for this. we are calling it the perfect storm of cherry blossoms. they are fully out. they were considered at peak yesterday. i'm actually seeing some of the pedals come off. i would see them sooner rather than later. this weekend and through the early part of next week ought to be fntastic. after that they willbe affected by wind and rain. we don't have much of either of those in the forecast. it's delightful. check out the people on the paddle boats. are you having a good time out there? a lot of work? you can reserve the paddle boats which is a great idea if you come down to the tidal basin. we
in the sierra nevada mountains. though the delight of skiers and snow boarders a storm dumped five inches of snow in the mountains yesterday. the lifts were running near reno. the lines weren't long so hard core skiers and snow board pers had the mountain to themselves. >> awesome. >> yes, it is. >> good morning. we are doing well much more different day than yesterday. much different. >> meaning? >> meaning more clouds, cooler weather and even some showers moving in as we head to the middle of the day in to the afternoon. sorry about that. i know it was gorgeous yesterday with highs in the low to mid-70s in spots but we have some changes. start with the allergy update this morning because the tree pollen is still very high. it really -- that early blast of heat last week helped to hasten or quicken the pollen release the trees and buds and everything. that's why the tree pollen is high. greeds were absent and mold spores are low and we will do what we can to clean up the pollen. it has been a bad year. much of the eastern u.s. is really dealing with a lot of pollen. the next three days,
years old. she came to this country nine years ago as a refugee from sierra leone. she's now in foster care. >> she has been in foster re two years. our goal right now is to find her an adoptive home. >> reporter: she asks to see the news 4 studio, a temporary one, until our new one is built which is under construction right now. the cameras was rolling when she told me a little of her story. beginning in war-torn sierra leone where she says she was lucky to escape the killings. you had quite a traumatic situation as a young child. >> yes. >> reporter: do you know who saved your life? >> well, i was put in a refugee camp. >> reporter: she says from there she was able to come to this country. and she says she is working hard in school here. >> achieve my goals. >> what are your goals? >> go to college and be a volleyball coach. >> reporter: do you play volleyball now? >> yeah. >> reporter: are you good at that? >> mm-hmm. >> reporter: her other goal is to become a lawyer. to help kids like herself. >> help kids. get them in foster care if they are being abused. >> reporter: social worke
of california. let me show you the sierras here. yes. this was early this morning. and -- california sierra mountains, whiteout conditions with heavy snow. and they had high winds, gusted up to 100 miles per hour. and they picked up about a foot of snow there this morning where folks there were forced to put chains on their tires and now why would you want to live there and deal with that? i think it is time to move. all right. that storm system that's -- producing snow through the west. there it is. cold front coming through colorado. southern california. and as we warm up on the back side of the hawaigh you can see temperatures close to 08 degrees. this's going to be a lot more heat here. there is going to be a lot more moisture here, too. all out ahead of the cold front. a risk of severe weather, again. and a multi-day event. go from the nation's midsection, friday, areas of illinois to ohio and kentucky by saturday. all right. next 48 hours are going to be mostly clear around here. so lovely weather coming up for the next few days. back to flip-flop and short sleeves. front will give us
. another stormy day out west. heavy rain from l.a. to sacramento. 2 feet of snow in the sierras. 1 foot in the rockies. gusty winds in utah, arizona, new mexico. downpours for the dakotas, minnesota and wisconsin. thunderstorms in south florida >> around 80 today in miami, new orleans and dallas. 60s in new york and baltimore. 77 in kansas city. 66 in the twin cities. wet and in the 50s from seattle to sacramento. >>> you know, most of us break out the lawn mowers, hedge trimmers and weed killers to get rid of unwanted brush and weeds. >> in northern california they're using nature to tackle nature. more than 2,000 goats and sheep were allowed to have their way with the landscape near sacramento. a major road was shut down so they could freely gobble up as much brush as they could. >> in addition to reducing the risk of fires it was beneficial to the animal and plant ecosystems and you got built-in fertilizer. we'll be right back with more "world news now." [ female announcer ] swiffer dust & shine is the only furniture polish with febreze freshness. so your fuiture is "swiffer clean"..
at your tuesday forecast. rainy and cool from san diego to seattle. up to 1 foot of snow in the sierras and cascades. windy in california, nevada, and arizona. thunderstorms from kansas to south dakota. rain and thunderstorms in orlando, orlando, chattanooga and charlotte. >> 75 in new orleans today. 82 for miami. near 70 in the northeast. 60s from omaha to indianapolis. mostly 70s across the rockies today. beautiful day there. 57 for seattle. 59 in sacramento. and a hot 91 in phoenix. >>> it sounded like deja vu all over again at this year's boston marathon. >> 21-year-old robert share accurate is setting a course record. he became the first person to run the ledge gend dear marathon in under 2 hours 6 minutes, 82 seconds faster than the record set by a four-time winner who happens to have the same name. both from there kenya but they're not related. >> the nguyener has gone back home. he says he's going to buy cows with his prize money. >> that time is incredible. under 2 hours 6 minutes. it took me more than that to run half that distance in the new york city half marathon. >> now yo
. a big storm in the west dumps rain from san francisco to seattle. and 1 foot of snow in the sierras. morning showers in parts of missouri, illinois, and the northeast today. rain and mountain snow in new england and thunderstorms and showers across dixie. it will be wet in alabama, georgia, the carolinas, tennessee and kentucky. >> 75 in new orleans. 65 in atlanta. 56 in new orleans. 60s from fargo to kansas city. a hot 94 in phoenix. 74 in albuquerque. 64 in boise. >>> you know, 6 pounds 14 inches tall sounds about right for an average newborn. not when that bouncing boy is a horse. >> this is ridiculous. 6 pounds. that is all einstein, the pinto stallion, weighed when he was born in new hampshire friday. that could make him the world's smallest horse. einstein as miniature breed but experts say he is still super small, even by those standards. >> there's the yardstick just to prove it. breeders say einstein shows no signs of dwarfism, just simply a tiny horse. it looks like a stuffed animal. >> it does. >> we told you about thumbelina. we've shown you before, the horse who lives i
to allison chin. she's president of the sierra club. thanks for being with us. so 40 years into it, we're on the shores of a very dirty river. 40 years after earth day, have we made progress? >> we're seeing great positive progress since the first earth day 40 years ago. clean water act, clean area act, growing numbers of volunteers getting together to help care for our environment. >> the people we've met today, a lot of them are 20 and 30 and maybe even 40 years old. but you've talked about the fact that this is the -- tell me about that. >> we've got a generation of kids that have been left inside, so we need help getting the kids out doors, connecting them to the natural environment and getting them involved. >> reporter: we've talked about the fact that federal funding it to so many of these great programs has been cut. tell me about the role of grass roots efforts and citizenship in making sure we clean up some of these places. >> well, the anocostia cleanup is a great example of democracy at its best. people in local community coming together, taking action to improve their comm
snow from seattle all of the way down to the sierra, expecting two feet of snow in the sierra over the next 24 hours and plenty of rain for san francisco, l.a., portland and seattle. in the meantime we have severe weather that will break out along parts of missouri today into st. louis and also portions of centra illinois. in the northwest it's storm, but inin the east it's going >>> good easter sunday, everyone. i'm news 4 meteorologist justin d drabick. another nice day today. temperatures in the 70s to upper 70s. clouds giving way to mostly sunny skies by washington, d.c., lots of 80s from the carolinas to tennessee into texas and along the gulf coast into florida. and now here's carl. >> janice, thanks. >>> the masters tournament gets under way in augusta this beak and all eyes will be on tiger woods. kerry joins us from the site of the masters with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the course, of course, is now set to the legendary standards of the masters. the azalias are in bloom and the scene is set for tiger woods to resume golf. of course, this has so much mo
as of tonight. joining us now is michael bruin, executive director of the sierra club. thanks very much for your time. >> thanks for having me on. >> put this into context for us. how bad an oil spill is this one in the gulf, given other spills that we understand? >> well, first, if you're one of the 11 families of the workers who are missing, it's devastating. if you're a member of the fishing industry in the gulf, it's devastating to your liveliho livelihoods. and, you know, of course the impact on wildlife is extreme. it will take decades, even if the cleanup is successful, it will take decades to recover from this. so it's a great tragedy. >> the administration implied today they're going to take this spill into consideration when figuring out the details of their expansion of offshore drilling. do you believe that any new offshore drilling carries this inherent risk of environmental disaster? >> of course. of course. even the mineral mining service a year ago, a couple years ago under the bush administration said that we should expect a major oil spill from offshore oil drilling every year.
in over -- >> she is 14 years old. she came to this country nine years ago as a refugee from sierra leone. she is now in foster care. >> she's been in foster care for about two years and our goal is to find her an adoptive home. >> she asked to see the news 4 studio, a temporary one -- >> until our new one is built, this is under construction right now. >> and the camera was rolling when she told me a little of her story beginning in war-torn sierra leone where she was lucky to escape the killing. you had quite a traumatic situation as a young child. >> yes. >> do you know what saved your life? >> well, i was brought to a camp. >> she says from there she was able to come to this country, and she says she's working hard in school here. >> my goals. >> and what are your goals? >> to go to college and be a volleyball coach. >> her other goal is to become a lawyer to help kids like herself. >> to help kids to get foster care. >> social worker amy thomas says the goal is to find a permanent adoptive home for her. >> we're just looking for a loving and nurturi home, really somebody that can giv
of snow in the mountains in the sierras. also looking at about half an inch to a quarter inch of rain. the rest of the country, we've got beautiful weather up and down the eastern seaboard. slight risk of strong storms through the dakotas, rain in the upper mississippi river valley, texas, gulf coast l >> good morning, everyone. it looks like a very nice day. i think it will change tomorrow -- but we will start of monday with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in >> that's your latest weather. natalie? >> al, thank you. >>> new questions surrounding a tennessee woman's decision to send her 7-year-old adoptive son back to russia after deciding she couldn't deal with him anymore, claiming he was violent. the case is now threatening the adopti adoptions of many more russian children. nbc's ron allen is in shelbyville, tennessee, with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, natalie. the mother, torry hansen has disappeared, her home behind me has been shut down for several days. before this happened, neighbors say they rarely saw the family or the 7-year-old boy
sierra nevada mountains 5,000 feet and higher we could see anywhere from one to two feet of snowfall. that's only part of the story. the second half will be the strong wind gusts you're going to experience. anywhere from 30 to 50 miles per hour. the gusts approaching 70 miles an hour. not quite hurricane forced winds. there's the potential for tropical storm forced winds. winter storms not in effect until 3:00 local and 4:00 tomorrow. about a 24-hour event. for the great lakes, scattered showers this morning. tomorrow morning it looks like it could have been kind of dreefly with scattered showers. 69 degrees will be your high. 77 in denver. beautiful day in phoenix with 89 degrees. 64 and breezy in los angeles. more in term of the wind in san francisco with 64 degrees. that's a quick look at your forecast. let's send it back to you guys at the news desk. >> we found the rodent. this rodent that people -- >> it's like a cross between a sock puppet and a -- >> and a what? >> a raccoon. >> this eats the coffee bean and excretes the coffee bean and people pay $13 a cup for the thing this
needs an assist, sierra can pull him in his wheelchair. a dog so starved as a puppy she was given up for dead. >> she's a survivor and i'm a survivor. >> reporter: denver's freedom service dogs is one of the few in the nation using only rescued dogs. >> there's no reason to breed dogs when there are so many good dogs in shelters that have been abandoned and abused. >> reporter: training begin with teaching the dogs that most humans can be friendly. then masteringing special tasks. donations pay the $230 20-,000 for the nine months of training. so far, more than 150 dogs have graduated and been placed. about 50 people are on the waiting list hoping far companion and if a dog washes out, it gets adopted out. no dog is put to sleep. it's not just how the dog helps with daily life, it's how when dog and person come together-- calm, calm-- both lives begin changing. >> she is restoring my sense of safety, my sense of security. >> reporter: air force veteran suzanne quinn has post-traumatic stress disorder so severe that for six years she wouldn't leave her house. then kabul arrived four m
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san francisco to seattle. up to a foot of snow in the central sierras. and windy along las vegas and southern california today. scattered thunderstorms from georgia to the carolinas, alabama, tennessee and kentucky. and early showers from d.c. to new york. all-day rain in boston. heavy mountain snow in northern new england. >> lots of rain. mostly 50s in the northeast. 85 in miami. and 75 in new orleans. 60s from minneapolis to kansas city. phoenix will hit 94. and albuquerque, 74. >>> still ahead this morning, america's health crisis. three, dangerous conditions that half of us already have. >>> then, the giant lawsuit looming for walmart, accused of holding a million women back on pay and promotions. >>> and new video just on lawmakers damaging eggs and smoke bombs, earlier this morning. >>> the world's largest retailer, walmart, says it is ready to appeal a long-running discrimination lawsuit to the supreme court. a federal court yesterday cleared the way for the class-action suit to move forward. walmart is charged with paying women less than men to do the same jobs. and with
behind in a bar. >>> now, for a look at morning road conditions. snow-covered roads in the sierras and cascades today. wet on i-5 from san diego to seattle. and on highways from kansas to south dakota. rain also on i-95 and other roads in orlando, atlanta, chattanooga and charlotte. >>> if you are flying today, expect delays in seattle, san francisco, l.a., salt lake city and vegas. in the east, charlotte and atlanta. >>> this is something you really have to see. the volcano erupting in iceland is strengthening this morning. and in the worse of british meteorologists, a new ash cloud is spreading south toward the u.k. >> despite its growing strength, our reporter got a chance to fly to the top of it. neal karlinsky and our crew got a chance to see some of the most amazing images on earth. >> reporter: our pilot said scientists have given him the go ahead to land on the volcano for five minutes. not a second more. we set down on the north side, just over 200 yards from the exploding crater. it's hard to challenge we can be this close. but the wind is carrying everything in the other
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